Last Friday, I got a piece of advice from a superintendent in Texas that I just happened to meet out with a couple of my friends. She told me to remember that as they were interviewing me, I needed to be interviewing them...I did NOT want to work for people that I felt "weird" about.
Well, walking out of my interview, I felt... happy. They were friendly, they were interactive...we laughed, we joked. Most of you know that I like to make people laugh - not really appropriate for an interview...but they seemed to be OK with it. It was just nice not feeling like I was in an interrogation room - and I didn't. I won't find out anything until next week, at least, but I'm keeping all things crossed - because I would LOVE to work there.
OK...next order of business.
I'm in a weird mood today. Not a good one. Not a bad one. Just weird.
The first thing I did when I sat down here with my coffee, was read a blog post from my friend Bee Fit. Colleen is amazing, awesome...truly inspiring. She's going to run a marathon in November - and I couldn't be more
Colleen and I have been going through our journeys for about the same amount of time. She started her journey weighing 253lbs. Since our time together, she's lost over 100lbs. She's ran 5Ks, 10Ks, and 1/2 marathons. She's now on her way to a full marathon...after just 15 months!!!
I am so happy for her...and then I look at my progress. In 15 months, I've lost 88lbs. Not too shabby. I've ran several 5Ks...that's it. That's where the buck has stopped for me. My best time at completing a 5K was 44:57 minutes.
Before you say "yeah, but you've been going to college and working and raising kids"... go visit Colleen's blog...so has she. She's done all of that and still managed to accomplish the amazing things she's done.
Now, I'm not writing this because I'm jealous of Colleen... I am... but that's not why I'm writing this. I'm writing this because reading her blog this morning showed me what I could have achieved if I had put in the commitment and level of dedication Colleen has.
Colleen is a rock. She works out A LOT. Her eating habits are fantastic. She's involved with all kinds of Twitter chats and support groups. She is now a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. She's a true hero in the weight loss community...she's definitely my hero.
I made a tough decision, yesterday....one that I will stick to - because I need to.
Tomorrow will be my last day subbing for the school year. There are reasons that are out of my hands that caused me to not work for the rest of the school year... but then I decided to commit to making my time off mean something.
Starting Saturday morning - I'm going to host a little experiment known as "Time to Bee Fit". I'm going to commit to working out every day...doing some kind of exercise. If I'm not running, I will be doing Zumba. If not Zumba, I'll be doing Pilate's. If not that..then out come the weights.
The past three weeks, I've lost 6.2lbs. I'm not sure how. I've done very little exercise. My experiment is going to test putting the level of dedication Colleen has put into her regimen...and seeing what kind of results I get with that level of dedication. It's got to be good, right?
So, I leave saying this to my friend Colleen - and all the other amazing, inspiring bloggers out there that have left me sitting here thinking "I could have that if I just commit".... it's time to commit 100%. No more half-assing. It's all or nothing. Pedal to the metal. Full throttle, here I come. You have inspired me for months...and now, I take all the inspiration you have given me and I'm going to start doing something with it. Thank you!!
Till next time. ;)
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